Inner sensing is the practice of recognizing the boundaries that exist inside the body, within the skin bag. We recognize the internal environment by use of the nervous system. The fascia system, or interstitium, is the structural component that makes up the internal boundaries of the body. Our inner sensing ability consists of our skill level to use the nervous tissue body to feel the fascia body.
The fascia body is a dimensional net of living fabric that holds all of the body’s cells within it. Imagine. Imagine a giant water balloon the shape of a person (skin bag), inside of which a spider web grenade explodes. The webbing extends in all directions connecting the whole of the water balloon to itself. Within that spider web (fascia body), all of the human cells are suspended. If the balloon is stretched or compressed, the internal fabric adapts and all the cells adapt with it. It doesn’t matter if the cells are bone or muscle or organ, they all float in that dimensional fascia body. In other words, all of the cellular structures of our body have boundaries of fascia.
Traditionally we define our sensing organs as our:
Eyes for seeing
Ears for hearing
Tongue for tasting
Nose for smelling
Skin for feeling
Some may even include a sixth sense: our third eye for intuiting. Today I wish to redefine the fascia body, as it relates to the nervous tissue body, as a seventh sense designed as a tool for internal feeling.
There are areas within the webbing that are consciously felt or sensed just as there are areas that are unconscious or hidden from our senses. Discovering the boundary between the conscious and unconscious self is a patient process that requires quietness, attention and practice. When we can accurately feel the boundaries of the fascia body, we can learn to sense our way into restrictions, unknown muscular gripping, scar tissue, frozen or unused joints, blacked out regions of the nervous system, dysfunctional organs, compromised regions of the breath and the list goes on. The possibilities that live within the human body are endless. By developing a sense of curiosity around how our inner sensing abilities work, we support our own healing and functioning processes.